The ACSS in 2023 will provide delegates with an in-person experience that builds upon the success of our 2020, 2021 and 2022 Summits. We remain a forum for like-minded, passionate young Australians in their second year of university or above, who want to shape our nation’s security future, to build networks, expand their knowledge, and test their skills in challenging, realistic, and high-intensity crisis simulations. The annual Summit sees student, industry, and policy leaders across the nation converge to share in a ‘COVID-19 Safe,’ national security conference – headquartered at the Australian National University (ANU) – for 84 of Australia’s future national security leaders.
We are looking for future leaders with a passion for national security, who are willing to take on the enormous, thrilling, and impressive challenge that is the ACSS 2023 Summit Week!
After three consecutive successful annual Summit Weeks, the ACSS has refined this rare learning and high-performance development experience for students across the country, for this fourth Summit Week headquartered at the ANU College of Law to be the most successful yet.
The ACSS in 2023 will provide delegates with a hybrid in-person experience that builds upon the success of our past Summits. We remain a forum for like-minded, passionate young Australians at university, who want to shape our nation’s security future, build networks, expand their knowledge, and test their skills in challenging, realistic, and high-intensity crisis simulations. Included in the delegate package, you will gain access to our exclusive Gala Night hosted on Wednesday the 6th of September for our Canberra team members and similar social and networking opportunities for our other interstate members.
To nominate yourself for a highly competitive delegate position, please submit the application form by COB on Wednesday 21st of June. Following a review of the nominations by our ACSS 2023 Executive Team, you will be informed if you have or have not progressed to the next round. Applicants will participate in group interviews as part of the second and final round of their positions in person for Canberra hubs and over Zoom for interstate/virtual hubs.
Candidates who progress to the second round of the selective application process will begin to be notified in late June with final notifications of progression released by the first week of July. Group interviews will begin early July with successful candidates notified before the end of July. We wish you all the best and look forward to viewing each and every one of your applications.
Hubs and the number of delegate positions per city:
August 2023: Approx. 2 hours per week (mostly consisting of social and pre-summit essential information and workshops
1st – 8th September 2023 (Summit Week): Full time – approximately 9am to 6pm
Please note that this is a highly competitive process